Class Information Year 1 2021-22

Year 1 Teachers 
Mrs Rebecca Olive & Mrs Fleur McPherson
Year 1 Teaching Assistants
Mrs Addey and Mrs Averre,
Mrs Stone and Mrs Bushell

   Year 1 Autumn Term Arrangements

Year 1 timings:
                     The Year 1 entrance door will open at 8:45                  
Anyone arriving after 8:55 will need to sign in at the school office
Lunch 12.00-1.00
Finish: 3.30pm-Collect from the court
PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays. On these days, your child should wear leggings, joggers or shorts and trainers with their Kea School jumper, cardigan or PE hoodie.
Please ensure your child brings their own named water bottle and a waterproof coat every day 
                                                          Year 1 Book Recommendation                  We know how much Year 1 have enjoyed reading "The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters",
                                              so here is a Christmas treat for you!
"The Jolly Christmas Postman" by Allan and Janet Alhlberg
The Jolly Postman delivers Christmas letters and presents to several famous   fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood,
and the Three Bears.
Have fun peeking inside the envelopes!
You can borrow a copy from your local library or follow this link:
Remember,  you can also choose a book to read from our
lovingly chosen book list below. 
Autumn 2   Our Topic is "Winter Festivals"
How many Winter festivals and celebrations can you name
from the pictures below?

In Humanities, we will be learning about the story of Guy Fawkes, why we mark Remembrance Sunday, other celebrations (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries) what Jewish people believe, the Jewish festival of Hannukah, the Nativity story and we hope to be able to visit Kea Church either virtually or in person.


Our Science topic will be a study of materials and their properties. We will be sorting, classifying and describing the uses of different materials, discussing where they come from and whether they are renewable.

Please see our "Curriculum Overview" on parent letters and overviews page

for more details about our topic. 

We continue to teach phonics daily through the RWInc scheme.
Please see the link  below for more RWInc information
We love reading at Kea and in Year 1 children's reading is a absolute priority. Their reading progress allows the children to access the curriculum  with greater independence and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and an imaginative time for the children, opening doors to all kinds of new worlds for them. This term we will be discovering the joys of sharing, reading , learning and performing poetry.
In our writing we will create some descriptive poems of our own. We will read the book “The Jolly Postman” and discover the purpose and format of greetings cards and letters. We will write letters to another class and to Father Christmas. We will listen to and re-tell the Nativity story, re-writing part of it in our own words.
In maths we will be learning about addition and subtraction to 10, learning parts and wholes of a number, how to find a missing number in an addition or subtraction sentence, the number fact families, number bonds to 10 and finding the difference. 
To support your child's maths learning at home, we have created a "Parent Maths Overview" with ideas and activities linked to each of these concepts (see our "Letters and Overviews" page)
Look at our learning from last term!
Autumn Term 1 2021
Our Topic is "Clothes"
What are your favourite clothes? 
What would you wear to a party?
What would your wear in the snow?
What would you wear on a hot day?
I wonder what people used to wear a long time ago?
Do people around the world wear the same clothes as we do?
Please see our "Topic Overview" on the "Class Letters and Overviews" page for more detailed information or click on the link below.
Victorian Clothing at Flambards 
We Visited the Victorian Village at Flambards to explore clothes from long, long ago. We discovered the rich Victorian ladies wore long dresses because they did not want to show their legs! They wore lace collars to keep their necks covered and very beautiful hats. The poorer ladies wore pinafores over their dresses to keep them clean. It was easier to hand wash the cotton pinafore than the heavy dresses. The rich men wore suits and top hats. Other men wore their work clothes with leather aprons to protect their clothes. The children wore a different school uniform to ours. The teacher dressed differently too!
                                               Blackberry Picking

On Monday afternoon Year 1 went blackberry picking. The children were very excited and picked plenty of juicy blackberries from the brambly hedges. On Tuesday morning we used our blackberries to bake delicious blackberry muffins. The children are now able to explain where some of our food comes from and how we can use our local produce to make a variety of different foods.

Thank you to Mr Michel for allowing us to use his field and a big thank you to all the parents and carers who kindly came to help.


October 2021 Year 1 Science

Year 1 have been learning all about the weather and seasons. We learned that the sun rises from the East and sets in the West and that shadows get longer in the early morning and late afternoon. We experimented with shadows, using torches and our hands to make different animals. We held the torch closer to make a small shadow and further away to make a longer shadow.